ACRU’s Roman: Monumental Wounds

My great-great grandfather was a hero of the Civil War--a soldier of the Ohio Cavalry who was wounded and captured. He almost died in the most notorious and horrific Confederate prisoner of war camp. As a child, each Memorial Day, I heard the stories about the War Between the States as my dad put flowers on his great granddad’s grave. The stories were not told with animosity. Just facts. But I developed my own prejudice against Southerners based on those facts.

By |2020-11-30T15:47:19-05:00August 15th, 2020|

Carleson: The Need for National Reconciliation

10/14: ACRU Chairman and CEO Susan Carleson explains how the actions of General Robert E. Lee brought about reconciliation in divided times and what we can learn from his example.

By |2018-10-14T09:53:17-04:00October 14th, 2018|

Were Confederate Generals Traitors?

Confederate generals were fighting for independence from the Union just as George Washington and other generals fought for independence from Great Britain.

By |2020-04-23T21:56:57-04:00June 29th, 2017|

Blacks and the Confederacy

Most Americans believe the Civil War was initiated to free slaves, when in truth, freeing slaves was little more than an afterthought.

By |2016-01-26T17:46:34-05:00January 26th, 2016|

Historical Ignorance

Because states cannot secede, the federal government can run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution's limitations of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

By |2020-04-23T21:57:03-04:00July 17th, 2015|

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